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Perween Rahman murderers still absconding

Las Vegan Dr. Anis Khair continues working tirelessly to bring justice for his slain sister and social reformer Perween Rehman.

Perween Rahman was the Director of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), an internationally renowned architect, planner and social scientist.  She devoted her life for the development of impoverished neighborhoods within Pakistan and in other countries. She was a symbol of resistance and the voice of marginalized community. On March 13th, 2013 – on her way home from work, assailants followed Perween Rehman’s car and shot her. She succumbed to bullets received on her neck. With her passing, the society lost a brave social worker, activist and teacher. Her death was immense loss to people she protected and helped, and whom, she dedicated 30years of her life.  There was global condemnation of violence against a person of such international reputation. People across the globe have condemned this brutal act and heinous crime. A petition was launched in July 2013 by Human Rights Organization of Pakistan and by prominent citizens of Pakistan.

It has been 3 years since Perween Rehman’s death, and many, many court hearings later there has been no substantiated and conclusive response from police. No perpetrator of this crime has been brought to justice. A petition letter to Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and to Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah with Urgent Appeal to Investigate Ms. Perween Rahman’s murder requires community support.  The family, friends, colleagues and countless poor people will be thankful forever for your urgent support in bringing perpetrators of crime of murder of Perween Rehman to face the judiciary.  Please sign the petition by clicking the link below…


The Rebel Optimist is a documentary about a Pakistani architect and urban planner Perween Rahman and her remarkable work for Karachi’s poor.

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